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Loretta Hsueh, PhD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3168 (phone)

Loretta Hsueh, PhD, is a Delivery Science Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. Her work examines how social, psychological, and healthcare system factors determine and perpetuate disparities in medical care and outcomes for immigrants. She is particularly committed to promoting the health and well-being of recent immigrants, immigrants with limited English proficiency, and immigrants who belong to one or more U.S. racial/ethnic minority groups. Much of her work to date has focused on the prevention and management of cardiometabolic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes.

She holds a BA in Psychological and Brain Sciences and in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also earned a minor in Asian American studies. She earned her MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Physical/Mental Health Research from San Diego State University. She also received her PhD in Clinical Psychology (Clinical Health emphasis) from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she was a TL1 Clinical and Translational Science Fellow. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine for clinical internship.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Fellow, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Immigrant health, racial/ethnic minority health, health disparities
  • Bias, discrimination, stigma and health
  • Language services and access in healthcare
  • Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity

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    Association of Medical Assistant-Supported Virtual Rooming With Successful Video Visit Connections

    Author(s): Lieu, Tracy A; Warton, E Margaret; Levan, Christine; San, Karen; Hsueh, Loretta; Awsare, Sameer; Reed, Mary E

    JAMA Intern Med. 2022 06 01;182(6):680-682.

    PubMed abstract

    Disparities in Use of Video Telemedicine Among Patients With Limited English Proficiency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Author(s): Hsueh, Loretta; Huang, Jie; Millman, Andrea K; Gopalan, Anjali; Parikh, Rahul K; Teran, Silvia; Reed, Mary E

    JAMA Netw Open. 2021 11 01;4(11):e2133129. Epub 2021-11-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Race/ethnicity moderates associations between depressive symptoms and diet composition among U.S. adults

    Author(s): Vrany EA; Polanka BM; Hsueh L; Hill-Briggs F; Stewart JC

    Health Psychol. 2021 Aug;40(8):513-522.

    PubMed abstract

    Linking racism and homonegativity to healthcare system distrust among young men of color who have sex with men: Evidence from the Healthy Young Men's (HYM) study

    Author(s): Hsueh L; Layland EK; Kipke MD; Bray BC

    Soc Sci Med. 2021 Jul 10;284:114219. Epub 2021-07-10.

    PubMed abstract

    Influence of patient immigrant status on physician trainee diabetes treatment decisions: a virtual patient experimental study

    Author(s): Hsueh L; Hirsh AT; Zapolski T; de Groot M; Mather KJ; Stewart JC

    J Behav Med. 2021 Apr 16.

    PubMed abstract